hashtag
Hashtag had been spreading like virus, you’ll see hashtag there, hashtag here everywhere in sign board, billboard and even on some business envelope i’ve received recently. People have been using hashtag by putting “#” before important words from their text, especially text updates on social media such as Twitter and Facebook.

Proper usage of Hashtag

Hashtag can be a single word or multiple words combine. One thing you should know is that hashtag do not allowed any space or special character. Here are some example:

Wrong way usage of hashtag

#web-design #web+development #michael jordan

Right way usage of hashtag

#WebDesign #WebDevelopment #MichaelJordan
better to capitalize in between 2 text so it won’t look like single line text.

Sample usage when submit updates in social media

I recently watch #Godzilla movie and it is by far the #BestMovie so far…

This way, it is more natural and doesn’t look like you’re doing tagging farm all over the social network.

Does Hashtag Really Help Generate Organic Traffic?

Actually i’ve been doing some testing on this. I’ve created a simple php functions in WordPress backend to track traffic and hits coming from hashtag search result and surprisingly the result are quite..well..suprising!!!…hehe…just want to make sure i haven’t bored you yet. Recently i tweeted a post:

Just finished #redesign the site to #fluid #responsive layout. Previous layout design had to much white-space 🙂

with targeted hastag to test and #responsive generated 113 unique hits from tweetsphere (twitter space).

Visitors from Social Media Loves Sharing

Why traffic from twitter or facebook are better? Simple…because visitors from social media space tend love to share and maybe had ‘thousands’ followers or fans. If they love your post and tweet it back, all their followers will also see the updates and will check out your site or posts. What’s better than that?

Good and Bad from social media traffic
Although there’s some discussion about the bad or downside of traffics from social media. Some claimed the traffic will not generated clicks if you’re an avid publisher and this will not increase any revenue even you have 500% increase in traffic.

Well you’ll need to judge it by yourself. Hopefully this post can bring more insight about hashtag usage and how it can help you?

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